Alex Morgan: U.S. star shares FIFA 16 cover with Lionel Messi

    (CNN)She has graced the pages of some of the biggest magazines in the world -- Sports Illustrated and ESPN, to name just two -- but Alex Morgan's latest "shoot" is a step into the unknown, even for the USWNT forward.

    Morgan stands next to Argentina's Lionel Messi on the U.S. cover of the FIFA 16 video game's upcoming release -- the first time a female soccer player has been featured by the franchise in this way.
      "It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA," Morgan said in a press release from EA Sports.